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Soda Machine/Cooler Restorations

The Soda Jerk Works no longer accepts machines for restoration.  We feel it is not ethical to compete with the restorers that we provide parts for.  We do however expect the professionals to do the most accurate soda machine restoration possible and NOT do a paint job and apply fancy decals. To do a paint job and not take care of underlying problems does a disservice to you and to the machine.   For more information keep reading.

  Due to the insulation used in the antique and classic soda machines there will almost always be rust inside the insulation area. If the machine is not totally dismantled the person or shop doing the restoration cannot take care of this problem; rust is caused by condensation built up in the insulation area. We at the Soda Jerk Works have seen too many so called restored soda machines that the owner calls us out because of blistering paint. Sometimes as little as 5 years after the so called restoration was completed. Generally the price paid is about half of what a real restoration would be. By the time we repair it the owner will have paid twice of a job that should have been done right the first time. The pictures shown represent a few of the vintage soda machines we have restored and are provided as a guide. These machines are owned by private individuals and are not for sale.

Icy-O Cooler Print E-mail

The Icy-O Cooler is very rare and high sought after by collectors.

Cavalier C-27 Print E-mail

Cavalier 27 was produced late 1940's to mid 1950's.

Ideal 300 Pepsi Print E-mail

Ideal 300 was produced during the late 1940's into the late 1950's and this example displays the "Double Dot" Pepsi Logo reminiscent of the late 1940's.

Ideal 55 California Sun Dry Foods Print E-mail

The Ideal 55 was produced during the late 1940's into the late 1950's.  This was custom designed for California Sun Dry Foods.

Liquid Fountain Print E-mail

This 1947 Liquid Carbonic Fountain was an unusually small fountain project.

True Mfg. Royal Crown Print E-mail

TRUE Manufacturing Co.  Saint Louis

Vendo V-39 Print E-mail

Vendo V-39's basically came in three versions with this early model displaying all the right features of the late 1940's and early 1950's.

Vendo V-81 Print E-mail

The most popular machine ever from the 50's.  Just so iconic!

Westinghouse Early Electric Print E-mail

The Westinghouse Master "Wet Box" was produced during the 1930's into the early 1940's.

Westinghouse Junior Modified Print E-mail

This Westinghouse Junior was beyond restoration; however, we were able to salvage the cooler!

Westinghouse Vendo Master Print E-mail

The Westinghouse Closed Front Wet Master with a Vendo Coin-Op Top and porcelain water fountain.

Westinghouse WD-10 Print E-mail

The Westinghouse WD-10 is a mid to large dry cooler manufactured throughout the 1950's and into the early 1960's.

Heintz Gullwing Print E-mail
Heintz Gullwing

The Heintz Gullwing is fairly rare and often sought after by collectors especially when it has the coin mechanism and bottle rack.

Cavalier CS-96 Print E-mail

Cavalier CS-96 was produced mid to late 1950's.

Ideal 35 Pacific Choice Brands Print E-mail

The Ideal 35 was produced during the late 1940's into the late 1950's.

Ideal 55 Royal Crown Print E-mail

Ideal 55 was produced late 1940's to the late 1950's.

SelectiVend S-48 Print E-mail

The Selectivend S-48 required attention to details to bring it back to life.

Victor C-18 Print E-mail

Victor C-18 was produced from the early to mid 1950's.

Vendo V-56 Print E-mail

Vendo 56 was produced 1957 - 1959.

Vendo 110 Print E-mail

The Vendo "Large Door" V-110 is the big brother to the Vendo V-81.

Westinghouse Junior Cooler Print E-mail

Westinghouse Junior is the smallest in the pre-war chest machines.  It was produced mid 30's to early 40's.

Westinghouse Master Closed Front Print E-mail

The Westinghouse Enclosed Master is an early wet cooler manufactured between the mid 1930's and early 1940's.

Westinghouse Standard Print E-mail

The Westinghouse Standard was produced from the Mid 30's to Early 40's.

Westinghouse WD-22 Print E-mail

The Westinghouse WD-22 is a large dry cooler capable of cooling large quantities of product.